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Jolyn Matsumuro


Jolyn Matsumuro has been working in the field of public relations for 25 years.  She is currently a partner in an agency specializing in entertainment and entertainment based clients, creating and executing campaigns for both corporations and individuals.  Prior to that, she held public relations positions at several record companies, including the Island Def Jam Music Group, Virgin Records, Geffen Records and Mercury Records.  

Jolyn holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California, where her thesis evaluated the messages of military-issued communication and the impact it had on media coverage.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Syracuse University, along with a degree in Policy Studies.  While at Syracuse, she was a member of the Policy Studies Honorary, Pi Sigma Sigma, as well as the Syracuse University womens honorary society, Eta Pi Upsilon.

Office Location: 
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Phone: 562-985-5361 (no messages)

Teaching Schedule:

JOUR 374, Sect. 01                                                                           MW                       12:30PM-1:45PM             LA4 102

JOUR 478, Sect. 02                                                                           MW                       9:30AM-10:45AM             LA3 204


MW, 11AM-12PM

For syllabi for this and all Department of Journalism & Mass Communication classes, click here.